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RAVEN | Mars Exploration Drone Testing in Iceland: Research by University of Arizona
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Researchers at the University of Arizona have received a grant of $3.1 million from NASA to develop a drone that could act as a “field assistant” to a rover and be used to explore new areas on Mars. In order to create this drone Christopher Hamilton—the lead scientist in charge of the drone’s development—and his team have been conducting field tests in the vast lava fields in the highlands of Iceland. Apparently, the combination of lava flows and sandy terrain found there are similar to terrain found on Mars, and provide a fertile ground for testing this new drone technology.

RAVEN | Mars Exploration Drone Testing in Iceland

Future six blade drone like this one seen in the image may be the configuration of choice for

discovering volcanic region on mars in the late 2020s.